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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

No way I can even begin to do such a poll justice, but right now this song leaps to mind (and I'm not even sure it's one of his top 5):

Powderfinger - Neil Young AND Crazy Horse

Others in my brain at the moment (reflects songs return to over last few years that are studio cuts):
Impossible Germany -Wilco (I'll defend it!)
A Love Supreme - Coltrane (does that really count?)
Hard on Me - Richard Thompson
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations (or was that psychedlic shack?)
The Weight - The Band (particularly like version with the Staples)
Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis

I can't play this game - too hard. Everyone I think of I immediately want to cross off and put on 10 others...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

I agree - much too hard a game to play. It's why I immediately came up with five more after Cliff's post.

Really, though, I'm just pitching in here to say:
Impossible Germany - I'll be on the barricades with you defending that song, it's just wonderful. (But of all Wilco's songs I think it's She's a Jar that haunts me most - the last line is a blow to the solar plexus).

Yes, Staples and the Weight - sheer magic.

And can I just make a pitch for the Four Tops and Reach Out I'll Be There? More operatic magnificence in 3 minutes than Wagner could muster in 3 hours.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

Pappa was a rollin stone, nice! Here goes:
Take the A train, Duke Ellington
Scrapple from the Apple, Charlie Parker (w/ Miles)
Kaw-liga, Hank Williams
Judy is a Punk, Ramones
Green Onions, Booker T. and the MG's

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Aug 11, 2010 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

green onions --love that song and was lucky enough to catch jerry & the boys do it -- rochester, 1988